Friday
Sep192014

October 2 Meeting 2014: Thursday, 7PM; Speaker: ML Robinson and it's SHOW TIME

The meeting is Thursday, October 2 at the Garden Club Building on the Lorenzi Park property, 3333 W. Washington Ave., near the corner of Twin Lakes Drive (renumbering of address occured, but google maps, and various website settings are not updated yet.) The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to brings something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)

About the Speaker: ML Robinson, Specialist, Horticulture

ML is a favorite guest speaker. This month we get timely advice on DIY GREENHOUSES and OTHER COLD WEATHER CACTUS TIPS.I'm ready for a trip to the hardware store. Let's "DO THIS," (my house first).

ML''s 22-year career in Environmental Horticulture and related fields as an Associate Professor/Specialist for the University of Nevada and the University of Florida has taken him into many deserts and worldly outreaches! His adventurous spirit combined with his intellect has produced within him a knowledgeable and yet "crazy kinda guy." ML can be seen embracing trees, snakes, lizards, plants, and sometimes people. It's a love of life and he just goes for it.


(Other Programs for which he is noted: Desert Bio-scape (sustainable horticulture), Desert Green (a two-day annual conference and mini trade show), Environmentally Friendly Pest Control, Integrated Pest Management and Training, and Correctional Horticulture Training.)

Please start talking with friends about this event and plan to bring them with you. Club membership is nice, but not required.

IT'S SHOW TIME: Get ready for our Fall Show and Sale: October 11 and 12 at Moon-Sun Cactus and Koi GardensGet your plants and staging ready. The spring show was impressive, but let's out do ourselves! We always need Volunteers for any and everything at the show and sale. Here's a link to their website:  http://www.moon-sunlandscapes.com/

This is going to be a BEST! Show your large and small --- tidy or scruffy as long as "nobody" has bugs." We want to see how you spend your time and what gives you the feel good feedback from nurturing your plants. Bring your plants and your pocket full of money because there are special goodies at our host's nursery as well as some absolutely knock out vendors. I can hardly wait to see my friend Cliff Meng and his wife Linda. For those of you not in the know, Cliff is known as the "Fat Plant Man." Come see why. SERIOUSLY! 

SPECIAL ADDED ATTRACTION: A LUIS BRAVO-MOON SUN PRODUCTION: BARBACOA HIDALGO for as long as it lasts. If you haven't had it ..... you haven't had it.

Other Agenda Items:

Appointment of Nominating Committee for Executive Board of Directors election which will be held at the November meeting.  We need a strong Executive Board and a well rounded slate of "at large" board members. New blood with fresh ideas are welcome. Please consider giving the club an hour or two a month.

Update from member BOB MIDDAG: about his volunteer effort at the Cactus Garden renovation at the Laura Dearing Elementary School.

The NGC Garage Sale October 18 benefits the overal all Garden Clubs Ways and Means fund - which needs income to help offset the funding deficits. Funds raised will also help generate fees for the Regional Convention in 2016. The Fall Flower Show is also that day at the Garden Center 

NGC Fall Conference: November 1, "Celebration of 150 Years of Statehood for Nevada." This event is at the Garden Club Building. Call letter will be available at the meeting.

Ideas for "meet ups" for hikes, walks, parks, and places.

Hope to see you and some friends!

Monday
Aug042014

September Meeting 2014: Sept. 4, 7PM, Garden Club Bldg.Guest Speaker Eunice Thompson

The meeting is Thursday, September 4 at the Garden Club Building on the Lorenzi Park property, 3333 W. Washington Ave., near the corner of Twin Lakes Drive (renumbering of address occured, but google maps, and various website settings are not updated yet.) The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to brings something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)

About the Speaker: Eunice Thompson

I was introduced to Eunice several years ago by Victor Lindsey as a person that could help our club establish a website, and that she did. She was a budding cactus and succulent enthusiast that worked with several CA clubs and mixed and mingled with all the folks "in the know." She's grown from a novice to a respected collector and individual that not only travels across continents on tours, she leads them. Victor was instrumental in orchestrating Eunice's presentation. Come see what she has brought back photographically from Namibia. This is pretty exciting! The photo below is just a tease from the internet. Welwitschia? Mesembs? Boabab? They are all there, WOW.

Please start talking with friends about this event and plan to bring them with you. Club membership is nice, but not required.

Other Agenda Items:

Update about the volunteer effort at the Cactus Garden renovation at the Laura Dearing Elementary School.

Springs Preserve Sale:!!!! Saturday, Sept. 13, 2014, 08:00 a.m. - 01:00 p.m.  Not a lot of succulet material, but a good collection of plants that accompany our favorite plants in the hot, cold, dry, windy Mojave!


Then, Get ready for our Fall Show and Sale: October 11 and 12 at Moon-Sun Cactus and Koi Gardens:  Get your plants and staging ready. The spring show was impressive, but let's out do ourselves! 

And finally, we always need Volunteers for any and everything at the show and sale as well as to help run the club. Please consider giving the club an hour or two a month.

Ideas for October? November? December?

Hope to see you and some friends!

Monday
Jun302014

July and August Meeting 2014: No "Regular" Meeting: Summer Gardening Event Instead!

One of the "GRANDDADDY'S" of summer cactus and succulent events:  THE INTER-CITY CACTUS AND SUCCULENT SHOW AND SALE! If you enjoy a weekend trip or a hard day trip, grab a friend, talk to someone else you know in the club, or go it alone! This is a very enjoyable event. There are photos that a couple of members took at the LA Arboretum some years ago on our website: http://www.csssn.org/photo-galleries/

Victor Lindsey writes: "... More information can be found on the net by searching Intercity Cactus Show on your favorite search engine. An article on last year's show can be found at http://www.sgvcss.com/Inter-City%20Newsletter%202014-04-27.pdf  ..."

Upcoming events near Cactus and Succulent Society of America 
Two day Show with sales of plants, containers and supplies. Show is free with Arboretum Admission. Parking Free
Arcadia, California 91007
Saturday, August 9 at 9:00am - Sunday, August 10 at 5:00pm
Joe WujcikThomas Glavich and 2 other friends joined this event
Two day Show with sales of plants, containers and supplies. Show is free with Arboretum Admission. Parking Free. 

Admissions:

Adults: $9.00
Students with ID. and Seniors age 62 and older: $6.00
Children Ages 5-12: $4.00
Children under 5: free
Members free

 

Saturday
May312014

June 2014 Meeting: Regular Meeting Thursday, June 5 at Garden Club + Special Event Saturday, June 7 at Springs Preserve

The meeting is Thursday, June 5 at the Garden Club Building on the Lorenzi Park property, 3333 W. Washington Ave., near the corner of Twin Lakes Drive. The parking lot is entered from Twin Lakes Drive. Doors open at 6:30 PM; Board Members should be present no later than 6:30 PM. The open meeting begins at 7:00 PM. (While some snacks or beverages may be supplied, if it is convenient to brings something along to share, it's always nice. If possible, plan to help set up prior to and put away after the meeting.)


It was, without a doubt, a whopper of spriing for those of us active in the shows, sale, and Mead View outing. (Resize the image and you'll more easily see my size 6 ring easily sitting on the giant blossom.) We'll recap the Spring Show and Sale as well as some of the field trips we've enjoyed this year. In addition, we'll put together some ideas for the June 7 club event at the Springs. If we have time, we may be able to look at some websites and other resources that will useful. We hope to see you all there.

Sunday
Apr272014

May 2014 Activities: No Regular Meeting; Watch Your e-mail for Special Event(S?)

We've had wonderful activities in April. Throughout May we'll be updating the website with more information. Instead of a regular meeting, we'll have one or two special activities. Watchyour email.

The April Show and Sale was truly one of the best in years. The variety of plants on display shows we grow a bit more than "bunny ears." Photos and winners will be published when we recover from the 2nd April event. MEAD VIEW OUTING was "super cactus fragalistic experience!" Photos will appear shortly, but we want you to attend the June meeting to see them together and catch the "field trip report" from those of us that made the trip.

Thanks to all for helping to make the Spring CSSSN season fun.